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Blasphemy — What Is this Great Sin?

For many people, one of the most fearful terms to be found in the New Testament is the word "blasphemy." Blasphemy is represented as a horrible sin, but what is it? Have I been guilty of it? Can one obtain pardon for it? These are serious questions that engage the attention of the devout person. Blasphemy is an anglicized form ... read more »

What About the Iraq “War” Controversy?

"What is the Christian viewpoint concerning the impending war against Iraq? Is this God's wrath being unleashed against them for their ungodliness? If the answer is yes, does God choose a nation far more ungodly to do this? Should Christians see the war as being justified because the people of Iraq are not Christians?" Thank you for this thoughtful question. ... read more »

The Enigmatic William Barclay

William Barclay (1907-1978), the famous Scottish scholar, was, in some respects, a brilliant writer. But he was an enigma. Barclay taught at the University of Glasgow for 28 years. Though a man of humble background, he became a theological celebrity. He was widely known in Great Britain for his radio and television broadcasts, but his most significant legacy - whether ... read more »

Is Sexual Self-stimulation Wrong?

Over the past decade, since the Christian Courier website has been operative, many times I have received mail from obviously sincere people professing devout faith in the Christian religion and the conviction that the Scriptures are God's revelation to man. But they are perplexed and troubled by their own problems-deep problems. I would even characterize some as tormented, and especially ... read more »

A Survey of Interbiblical History

The apostle Paul wrote: "[B]ut when the fulness of time came, God sent forth his Son" (Galatians 4:4). The phrase "fulness of time" is extraordinary. It reflected the most ideal time in world history for the birth of Christ and the inauguration of Christianity. The commencement of the Christian religion was a turning point in world history (note the common ... read more »

Addicted to Me

Unalienable rights! We hold these truths to be self-evident! God created us equal! The Creator endowed us with rights-as in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! The Declaration of Independence's motivating expressions stirred colonists to demand their God-given freedom and their entitlement to "dissolve the political bands," while at the same time justification was provided to the world for ... read more »

The Importance of Messianic Genealogy

There is no question but that the Old Testament contains ample prophetic testimony regarding the coming, and the identification of, the Messiah. Some scholars have argued there are more than 300 of these prophecies. Among these are a number that foretell the genealogical lineage of Jesus, as such pertained to David, Israel's greatest king (cf. 2 Samuel 7:12-13; Psalm 89:3-4; ... read more »

Some Character Traits of Paul, the Apostle

The renowned German scholar, Adolf Deissmann, once declared: "There is no single person since Nero's days who has left such permanent marks on the souls of men as Paul the New Man." He noted that the grand apostle of Christ, "rising from the mass of the insignificant many" is "still molding the world at the present moment" (1957, viii). F.F. ... read more »

The Law of Moses: Some Metaphors Considered

The law of Moses was given by Jehovah to the Israelite nation some fifteen centuries before the birth of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 5:1-5). It was never designed to be a permanent legal system. Accordingly, it was abrogated as a binding law almost two millennia ago. And yet, tragically, many people are still attempting to observe its precepts today, to one ... read more »

A Study of Biblical Types

One of the most fascinating areas of Bible study is that of typology-the study of Scripture "types." Few Christians have made any sort of in-depth investigation of biblical types. As a matter of fact, this field of study has fallen into disrepute in recent years and this can probably be accounted for on two bases: First, the extravagant speculations of ... read more »